Bob can look back in his childhood and see he had a problem with collecting clutter. His room was a mess, his toys and other childhood possessions were often scattered and piled. His parents never enforced a ‘clean room rule’ and that might have been what started his lifestyle as a clutterer. As a young man, living on his own, his apartment was packed with everything; every item, every paper he ever touched, every piece of clothing, every magazine he read, etc. He even couldn’t part with a pair of shoes that didn’t even fit him and would hurt his feet.